The Shuberts and Their Passing Shows by Jonas Westover

The Shuberts and Their Passing Shows
  • Title : The Shuberts and Their Passing Shows
  • Author : Jonas Westover
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0190219238
  • Pages : 320
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Shubert name has been synonymous with Broadway for almost as long as Broadway entertainment itself. With seventeen Broadway theatres including the Ambassador, the Music Box, and the Winter Garden, The Shubert Organization perpetuates brothers Lee and Jacob Shubert's business legacy. In The Shuberts and Their Passing Shows: The Untold Tale of Ziegfeld's Rivals, author Jonas Westover investigates beyond the Shuberts' business empire into their early revues and the centrifugal role they played in developing American theatre as an art form. The Shubert-produced revues, titled Passing Shows, were terrifically popular in the teens and twenties, consistently competing with Florenz Ziegfeld's Follies for the greatest numbers of stars, biggest spectacles, and ultimately the largest audiences. The Shuberts and Their Passing Shows is the first-ever book to unpack the colorful history of the productions, delving into their stars, costumes, stagecraft, and orchestration in unprecedented detail. Providing a fresh and exciting window into American theatrical history, Westover traces the fascinating history of the Shuberts' revue series, presented annually from 1912-1924, and covers more broadly the glorious days of early Broadway. In addition to its compelling history of Broadway's Golden Age, The Shuberts and Their Passing Shows also provides a revisionary argument about the overarching history of the revue. Bolstered by a rich collection of documents in the Shubert Theater Archive, Westover argues against the popular misconception that the Shubert's competitor, producer Florenz Ziegfield - responsible for the better-known Follies - was the sole proprietor of Broadway audiences. As Westover proves, not only were the Passing Shows as popular as the Follies but also a key component in a history of the revue that is vastly more complex than previous scholarship has shown. The Shuberts and Their Passing Shows brings to fruition years of original research and invaluable insights into the gilded formation of present day Broadway.


Sweet Mystery by Ellen M. Peck

Sweet Mystery
  • Title : Sweet Mystery
  • Author : Ellen M. Peck
  • Publisher : BROADWAY LEGACIES
  • ISBN Code : 0190873582
  • Pages : 192
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"Rida Johnson Young (ca. 1869-1926) was one of the most prolific female playwrights of her time, as well as a lyricist and librettist in the musical theater. She wrote more than thirty full-length plays, operettas, and musical comedies, 500 songs, and four novels. Despite her extensive output, no significant study of her work has been produced. This book examines her musical theater works with in-depth analyses of her librettos and lyrics, as well as her working relationships with other writers, performers, and producers, particularly Lee and J. J. Shubert"--


The Three Stooges Scrapbook by Jeff Lenburg,Joan Howard Maurer,Greg Lenburg

The Three Stooges Scrapbook
  • Title : The Three Stooges Scrapbook
  • Author : Jeff Lenburg,Joan Howard Maurer,Greg Lenburg
  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • ISBN Code : 1613740859
  • Pages : 355
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Provides information about the Stooges' lives and careers, including photographs, interviews, and filmography.


The Passing Show by N.A

The Passing Show
  • Title : The Passing Show
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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American National Biography by American Council of Learned Societies

American National Biography
  • Title : American National Biography
  • Author : American Council of Learned Societies
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 22968
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"Over 10 years in the making, American National Biography is a fascinating study of the people who have shaped the United States. Why replace the Dictionary of American Biography instead of merely updating it through supplements? Because the editors include new scholarship and people who were missed in the original, especially women and ethnic minorities. Numbering 24 volumes and containing 17,500 entries, the work offers readable, informative, and critical biographies for each subject, the location of their papers (if they exist), and selective bibliographies. Excellent indexes--subject, contributor, place of birth, and occupation--enhance use. This is an outstanding set that will be heavily consulted for many years to come."--"Outstanding reference sources 2000", American Libraries, May 2000. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA.


The New York Times Book Review by N.A

The New York Times Book Review
  • Title : The New York Times Book Review
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Theatre News by N.A

Theatre News
  • Title : Theatre News
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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The Annals of America by N.A

The Annals of America
  • Title : The Annals of America
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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The Annals of America: 1929-1939: The great depression by N.A

The Annals of America: 1929-1939: The great depression
  • Title : The Annals of America: 1929-1939: The great depression
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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"This work 'is a chronological record of American life, events, and thought ... It is a comprehensive general compendium of source material containing laws, speeches, stories, transcriptions of dialogues, on-the-scene reports, reminiscences, and other primary sources." Wynar Guide to Ref Books for Sch Media Cent. 3d edition.


Revue by Robert Baral

Revue
  • Title : Revue
  • Author : Robert Baral
  • Publisher : New York : Fleet Publishing Corporation
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 296
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Sigmund Romberg by William A. Everett

Sigmund Romberg
  • Title : Sigmund Romberg
  • Author : William A. Everett
  • Publisher : Yale Broadway Masters
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 362
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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In this book, William Everett offers the first detailed study of the gifted operatta composer, examining Romberg's key works and musical accomplishments and demonstrating his lasting importance in the history of American musicals.


Days to be Happy, Years to be Sad by Gerald Martin Bordman

Days to be Happy, Years to be Sad
  • Title : Days to be Happy, Years to be Sad
  • Author : Gerald Martin Bordman
  • Publisher : New York : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 266
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Portrays the life of the composer of popular songs, Vincent Youmans, and describes his contributions to the development of the American musical comedy


I'm the Greatest Star by Robert Viagas

I'm the Greatest Star
  • Title : I'm the Greatest Star
  • Author : Robert Viagas
  • Publisher : Applause Theatre & Cinema
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 425
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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From the Publisher: Here is the first major survey of Broadway musical theatre stars, telling the life stories of 40 stage luminaries from Al Jolson, Fanny Brice and Gwen Verdon, to Nathan Lane, Patti Lupone and Audra McDonald. Author Robert Viagas describes each star's most important stage roles as well as the triumphant, tragic, inspiring, and cautionary tales of how they achieved-and maintained-their status as top Broadway stars.


Theatre Arts by N.A

Theatre Arts
  • Title : Theatre Arts
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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The Encyclopedia of the Musical Theatre: O-Z by Kurt Gänzl

The Encyclopedia of the Musical Theatre: O-Z
  • Title : The Encyclopedia of the Musical Theatre: O-Z
  • Author : Kurt Gänzl
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 276
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Contains approximately 2,700 alphabetically arranged entries that provide information about musical theater around the world during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, covering performers, composers, writers, shows, producers, directors, choreographers, and designers.


From John Durang to George Balanchine by Rick Anthony Simas

From John Durang to George Balanchine
  • Title : From John Durang to George Balanchine
  • Author : Rick Anthony Simas
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 1026
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Show by N.A

Show
  • Title : Show
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Complete Book of the American Musical Theater by David Ewen

Complete Book of the American Musical Theater
  • Title : Complete Book of the American Musical Theater
  • Author : David Ewen
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 447
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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American Jewish Archives by N.A

American Jewish Archives
  • Title : American Jewish Archives
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Documenting by Nancy E. Friedland

Documenting
  • Title : Documenting
  • Author : Nancy E. Friedland
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 276
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Broadway by Thomas Allen Greenfield

Broadway
  • Title : Broadway
  • Author : Thomas Allen Greenfield
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 779
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Explores the influence of the "Great White Way" on American life via 200 entries spanning the era from the mid-19th century to the present. Includes spotlights on 30 landmark productions.


Stage it with Music by Thomas S. Hischak

Stage it with Music
  • Title : Stage it with Music
  • Author : Thomas S. Hischak
  • Publisher : Greenwood
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 341
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

A one-stop source for information on the American musical theatre, Stage It with Music packs an astonishing quantity of facts as well as insights and anecdotes into a convenient A-Z dictionary format. Coverage extends from the genre's nineteenth century beginnings to the present. Included are entries on over 300 individual shows, musical series, performers, composers, lyricists, librettists, directors, designers, music directors, orchestrators, choreographers, producers, producing companies and other theatrical institutions, as well as related topics and genres. Thoroughly indexed, the volume also includes a chronology of musical shows and a bibliography. As fascinating as its subject, Stage It with Music will lure the student or researcher into delightful and rewarding browsing.


Kurt Weill on Stage by Foster Hirsch

Kurt Weill on Stage
  • Title : Kurt Weill on Stage
  • Author : Foster Hirsch
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 403
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Drawing on Weill's journals and personal correspondence and interviews with friends and colleagues, a vivid biography of Kurt Weill chronicles the composer's dazzling Broadway career and examines Weill's dramatic influence on a remarkable era of American musical theater. 12,500 first printing.


All the Years of American Popular Music by David Ewen

All the Years of American Popular Music
  • Title : All the Years of American Popular Music
  • Author : David Ewen
  • Publisher : Prentice Hall
  • ISBN Code : 9780130224422
  • Pages : 850
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Reviews popular music since colonial times from the earliest ballads, chanteys, and spirituals, to modern soul and rock and touches upon the lives and achievements of many composers and performers


World Ballet and Dance by N.A

World Ballet and Dance
  • Title : World Ballet and Dance
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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World Ballet and Dance, 1990-1991 by Bent Schonberg,Jann Parry,Cristina Schonberg

World Ballet and Dance, 1990-1991
  • Title : World Ballet and Dance, 1990-1991
  • Author : Bent Schonberg,Jann Parry,Cristina Schonberg
  • Publisher : Dance Horizons
  • ISBN Code : 9781852730277
  • Pages : 302
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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'World Ballet and Dance' is an international yearbook, providing an in-depth survey of all major British classical and contemporary dance companies and detailed coverage of dance companies abroad, written by the foremost authorities in the field. It looks into such important matters as the cause of dance injuries and health care for dancers and the international relationships of dance and dance companies. Statistics of repertory and personnel are given, with the addresses of major companies throughout the world.


Show Music by N.A

Show Music
  • Title : Show Music
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Vaudeville Times by N.A

Vaudeville Times
  • Title : Vaudeville Times
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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American Cultural Leaders by Justin Harmon

American Cultural Leaders
  • Title : American Cultural Leaders
  • Author : Justin Harmon
  • Publisher : Abc-Clio Incorporated
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 550
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Profiles writers, directors, actors, composers, and artists


The American Mercury by Henry Louis Mencken,George Jean Nathan

The American Mercury
  • Title : The American Mercury
  • Author : Henry Louis Mencken,George Jean Nathan
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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The American Mercury by N.A

The American Mercury
  • Title : The American Mercury
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Anything Goes by Ethan Mordden

Anything Goes
  • Title : Anything Goes
  • Author : Ethan Mordden
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199892830
  • Pages : 346
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Offers a history of American musical theater from the 1920s through to the 1970s, and includes such famous works as "Oklahoma!," "The Red Mill," and "Porgy and Bess."


Better Foot Forward by Ethan Mordden

Better Foot Forward
  • Title : Better Foot Forward
  • Author : Ethan Mordden
  • Publisher : Penguin Adult Hc/Tr
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 369
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

History of the American musical from the 1920's to the 1970's.


The Relationship Between the Female Performer and the Female Character in the American Musical, 1920-1974 by Marilyn L. McKay

The Relationship Between the Female Performer and the Female Character in the American Musical, 1920-1974
  • Title : The Relationship Between the Female Performer and the Female Character in the American Musical, 1920-1974
  • Author : Marilyn L. McKay
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 165
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Scandals and Follies by Lee Allyn Davis

Scandals and Follies
  • Title : Scandals and Follies
  • Author : Lee Allyn Davis
  • Publisher : Amadeus Press
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 427
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  • Language : English
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Summary:

And whether George White's Scandals or Ziegfeld Follies, whether Little Shows or Passing Shows, they introduced to the world such immortals as Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, George Gershwin, Al Jolson, Will Rogers, Jack Benny, Fred Allen, Sophie Tucker, Helen Morgan, Fanny Brice, Fred Astaire, Ethel Waters, Bert Lahr and Bob Hope - to name but a few. What would the last century have been like without them?"--BOOK JACKET.


The Oxford Companion to Popular Music by Peter Gammond,Oxford University Press

The Oxford Companion to Popular Music
  • Title : The Oxford Companion to Popular Music
  • Author : Peter Gammond,Oxford University Press
  • Publisher : Oxford, [England] ; Toronto : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 739
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

This companion provides information on people and groups, shows and films, and songs and albums dealing with all forms of Anglo-American and European popular music


Hoosiers in Hollywood by David L. Smith

Hoosiers in Hollywood
  • Title : Hoosiers in Hollywood
  • Author : David L. Smith
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 596
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Leading men and women actors, Tarzans, cowboys, directors, screenwriters and novelists, musicians and composersthey are all represented in this volume.Hoosiers in Hollywood includes Oscar winners and nominees, soap opera Hoosiers, movies shot in or about Indiana and Hoosiers on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The book also includes more than three hundred illustrations, including promotional shots from Hollywood studios and colorful movie posters.


RED HOT & BLUE by Henderson A,Dwight Blocker Bowers,National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)

RED HOT & BLUE
  • Title : RED HOT & BLUE
  • Author : Henderson A,Dwight Blocker Bowers,National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)
  • Publisher : Smithsonian Inst Press
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 268
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

A survey of the Hollywood and Broadway musical from vaudeville to today's major revivals


Marie Dressler by Betty Lee

Marie Dressler
  • Title : Marie Dressler
  • Author : Betty Lee
  • Publisher : Lexington : University Press of Kentucky
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 318
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  • Language : English
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Summary:

Chronicles the life and movie career of Marie Dressler who came to represent "Everywoman" to movie audiences suffering the hardships of the Great Depression


The Brothers Shubert by Jerry Stagg

The Brothers Shubert
  • Title : The Brothers Shubert
  • Author : Jerry Stagg
  • Publisher : New York : Random House
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 431
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  • Language : English
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Summary:

From the Peter Neil Isaacs collection.